December 1, 2020
Science News

Another cable failure means the end for the iconic Arecibo radio telescope – SlashGear

We mentioned back in August that a cable failure at the iconic Arecibo Observatory caused significant damage to the dish of the radio telescope. Sadly, a second cable at the radio observatory has failed, and the famous 1000-foot diameter radio telescope will have to be demolished. An engineering firm called Thorton Tomasetti has determined that the radio dish and the 900-ton instrument platform are too unstable for repair.
Arecibo was once the largest single-dish radio telescope in the entire world…

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